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Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus.jpg
Logo for the MTV series.
FormatReality television
Created byGregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
StarringTravis Pastrana
Andy Bell
Jolene Van Vugt
Greg Powell
Jim DeChamp
Erik Roner
Tommy Passemante
No. of seasons3
Production
Executive producer(s)Gregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
Production company(s)Dickhouse Productions
External links
Website
 
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Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus.jpg
Logo for the MTV series.
FormatReality television
Created byGregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
StarringTravis Pastrana
Andy Bell
Jolene Van Vugt
Greg Powell
Jim DeChamp
Erik Roner
Tommy Passemante
No. of seasons3
Production
Executive producer(s)Gregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
Production company(s)Dickhouse Productions
External links
Website
Nitro Circus Live
Nitro Circus.jpg
FormatReality television
Created byGregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
StarringTravis Pastrana
Jolene Van Vugt
Greg Powell
Jim DeChamp
Erik Roner
Tommy Passemante
Opening theme"The State of Massachusetts" by Dropkick Murphys
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16
Production
Executive producer(s)Gregg Godfrey
Jeremy Rawle
Jeff Tremaine
Travis Pastrana
Johnny Knoxville
Trip Taylor
Running time22–23 minutes
30 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s)Dickhouse Productions
Broadcast
Original channelMTV2
Original runMarch 27, 2012 – present
Chronology
Followed byNitro Circus: The Movie
External links
Website

Nitro Circus is an "action sport collective" led by Travis Pastrana, featuring his friends and him traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing stunts. It has spawned a tour, a second television series based on the tour, and a 3D feature film.

History[edit]

DVDs[edit]

The collective began by releasing about 10 DVDs during the early 2000s. Good sales led to the creation of the television show.

Title
Travis & the Nitro Circus
Travis & the Nitro Circus 2
Nitro Circus 3
Nitro Circus 4: Lock N Load
Nitro Circus 5: Thrillbillies
Nitro Circus 6: Thrillbillies Doublewide
Nitro Circus 7: Country Fried
Nitro Circus: Greatest Hits

Television show[edit]

Originally run as a 2006 miniseries on Fuel TV, it began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV that featured people performing various dangerous stunts. Nitro Circus officially debuted on February 8, 2009; Season 2 premiered on August 27, 2009.

3D film[edit]

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D was released August 8, 2012 in the United States and November 15, 2012 in Australia and New Zealand for one week.[1] Release dates for other countries are to be announced.[2][3]

Jim DeChamp suffered a serious back injury on June 29, 2011, while shooting for the 3D film. After undergoing surgery, his doctors indicated there was no spinal damage and that they expect him to make a full recovery.[4]

Damien Starkey and Paul Phillips both ex-Puddle of Mudd members scored the movie and provided the majority of the music. This was done through Starkey's company Give 2 Get Music.

Nitro Circus Live[edit]

Nitro Circus Live is a Reality television show. It follows Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus Crew as they perform live in Australia and New Zealand.[5]

Cast[edit]

The Nitro Crew[edit]

Travis Pastrana
Title: "Pro action sports athlete", "Actionsports Legend".
Pastrana is the Ringleader of the Nitro Circus Crew, is a pro FMX rider, rallycar driver, and former NASCAR driver, and is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving dirt bikes or BMX bikes.
Andy Bell
Title: "Washed-up motorcycle rider"
Former FMX rider. Bell holds a rivalry with Pastrana involving Big Wheel tricycles stemming from the first episode of the series.
Jolene Van Vugt
Title: "Pro motocross racer", "Nitro Circus".
Known by her nickname "Nitro Girl".
Canadian Female Motocross Champion. She joins Pastrana in many stunts involving dirt bikes. Van Vugt took on more of a cheerleading role in the second season after breaking her arm and can be seen wearing a pink cast throughout the season.
Jim DeChamp
Title: "Pro mountain biker"
Known by his nickname "T-Rex".
Pro mountain bike downhill racer and freestyle rider. He has been friends with Pastrana since childhood. They collaborate on many stunts together on the show. Became the first person to land a front-flip on a motorbike to dirt, as seen in the 7th episode of the first season.
Erik Roner
Title: "Pro skier/base jumper", "Nitro Circus"
Known by his nickname "Rubberneck".
Pro extreme skier and base jumper. Roner is usually the first to attempt any stunt involving snow.
Tommy Passemante
Title: "Construction Worker"
Known by his nickname "Street Bike Tommy", given for a failed stunt in which he attempted to jump his Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle into the foam pit but overshot, breaking both his legs. He functions as the comic relief member of the crew, and is commonly employed for stunts that are the most dangerous and require the least amount of talent, known as "zero skill stunts".
Greg Powell
Title: "Travis' cousin"
Pastrana's Cousin. Going by the nickname "Special Greg", Powell is the all-around member of the team, and generally attempts any stunt on the show. He was the first person to land a "Special Flip" on a BMX bike. He was a wide receiver on the University of Maryland football team from 2003–06 and is currently an over-the-wall crewman for Pastrana in NASCAR.[6]
Gregg Godfrey
Known by his nickname "Muscle Hampster".
Jeremy Rawle
Title: "Nitro Circus Producer"
Known by his nickname "Tenacious J".
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
Title: "X Games Gold Medalist".
Known by her nickname "Baby Hawkins".
Dusty Wygle
Title: "Nitro Circus".
Aaron Sauvage
Title: "Nitro Circus".
Known by his nickname "Crum".
Hubert Rowland
old members- Ronnie Renner, Kenny Bartram, Levi LaVallee, Cam McQueen.

The Nitro Circus Live Athletes[edit]

BMX[edit]

Chad Kagy
Title: "X Games Gold Medalist".
Andy Buckworth
Known by his nickname "Andy Pandy".
Jaie Toohey
Matt Whyatt
Andrew Ahumada
Title: "BMX Pro".
James Foster
Title: "BMX Pro".
Jed Mildon
Austin Hanson

Skate[edit]

Christopher 'Beaver' Fleming
Title: "Pro Skateboarder".
Bob Burnquist

Freestyle Motocross[edit]

Cameron Sinclair
Blake Williams
Title: "X Games Gold Medalist".
Jarryd McNeil
Steve Mini
Clinton Moore
Title: "FMX Pro".
Michael Norris
Matty McFerran
Rob Adelberg
Taka Higashino
Adam Jones
Josh Sheehan
Title: "X Games FMX Medalist"
Mark Monea
Brad Burch
Thomas Pages
Title: "FMX Pro".
Beau Bamburg

Roller Blades[edit]

Chris Haffey
Title: "X Games Gold Medalist".

Wheelchair[edit]

Aaron Fotheringham
Title: "Wheelchair Athlete", "Extreme Wheelchair Athlete"

Scooters[edit]

Ryan Williams
Title: "Pro Scooter Rider".

Ski[edit]

Rory Bushfield
Title: "Pro Freestyle Skier".

Mountain Board[edit]

Matt Brind
Title: "Mountainboarding".

Contraptions[edit]

J Cole Edginton
Ethen Godfrey Roberts
Rory Bushfield

Nitro Grommets[edit]

Meghan Godfrey
Chanler Godfrey
Tyler Roberts

MC's[edit]

Bruce Robson
Title: "Nitro Circus MC".
Laurette Nicoll
Andy Zeiss
Title: "Nitro Circus MC".
Busty Wolter
Title: "Nitro Circus MC".

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.#TitleOriginal air date
11"Welcome to Pastranaland"February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08)
Guest appearance(s): Bob Burnquist and Johnny Knoxville
22"Lake Medina"February 16, 2009 (2009-02-16)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Mat Hoffman
33"Las Vegas"February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22)
Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak, T.J. Lavin, and Carey Hart
44"Hell Compound"March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
Guest appearance(s): Jeff Tremaine and Tom Meents
55"Home Sweet Home"March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08)
Guest appearance(s): Mark Zupan (athlete)
66"The Circus Heads West"March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15)
Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius
77"Nitro in the Guinness Book"March 22, 2009 (2009-03-22)
Guest appearance(s): Scott Palmer. 
88"Hollywood Nitro"March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29)
Guest appearance(s): Gary Coleman, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Jeff Tremaine and Colin McKay
99"Panamania"April 5, 2009 (2009-04-05)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay
1010"Puerto Rico"April 12, 2009 (2009-04-12)
Guest appearance(s): Miguel Cotto
1111"Nitro Winter Wonderland"April 19, 2009 (2009-04-19)
Guest appearance(s): Ken Block and Mark Zupan (athlete)
1212"Jamaican Me Crazy"April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville

Season 2[edit]

No.#TitleOriginal air date
131"Nitro City"August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Jukka Hilden
142"Hydro Circus"September 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)
Guest appearance(s): Parks Bonifay and Kirby Chambliss
153"Go Big or Go Foam"September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
Guest appearance(s): Mat Hoffman, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and Ervin Santana
164"Southern Discomfort"September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
Guest appearance(s): Dave Mirra
175"No Right Churn"September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
Guest appearance(s): Bam Margera, Brandon Novak, Jeff Tremaine
186"Mud and Guts"October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
Guest appearance(s): Dennis Anderson and Adam Anderson (monster truck driver)
197"Nitro Circus Circus"October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
Guest appearance(s): Rob Dyrdek, Tony Hawk, Mat Hoffman, and Roland Sands
208"Nitro Ut-Opia"October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
Guest appearance(s): Ken Block
219"Epic Pass/Epic Fail"October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
Guest appearance(s): Johnny Knoxville and Bob Burnquist

Nitro Circus Live Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 1 premiered on MTV2 in 2012.[7]

Season
#
TitleOriginal air date
1"The Tour Begins"March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
The cast and show stunts are worked out in California, then the crew travels to Australia to rehearse for the first show. 
2"Showing Off in Sydney"March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
Injuries mount in Sydney and jeopardize the success of the tour and Wheelz lands the first wheel chair backflip. Also, the cast races V-8 Supercars and play rugby on their day off. 
3"Travis Does it Again"April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
The tour moves on to Perth for show number six. Travis lands the first ever TP roll (720 flip) and adds it to the show and the dangers of tricycle jumping are explained. Also, the cast plays in the desert with motorcycles and off-road race machines. 
4"You Can't Keep a Good Team Down"April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
In this episode, challenges of tour life are examined and the crew does some camel racing before performing in Adelaide. More injuries threaten the show and the cast visits Bilko's house for a BBQ. 
5"Pushing the Limits"April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
In this episode, the cast performs their final Australian show in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena. Travis attempts a motorcycle double back flip for the first time in four years and the whole crew pushes the limits. 
6"Hello New Zealand"May 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
In this episode, the crew faces the challenges of performing in outdoor stadiums, new cast members join the show, and they perform in Auckland for the first time. The crew does promotional work and races jet boats on their day off. 
7"Nitro Makes History"May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
The crew travels to Wellington and the tour grind wears on the cast but they continue to push the limits. Wheelz lands the first front flip in a wheel chair. Day off activities include visiting Palm Beach and sky diving. 
8"Time Flies"May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
The cast finishes their tour of New Zealand in Christchurch in front of the biggest crowd yet. New tricks are landed for the first time, Gregg Godfrey adds family members to the show, and everyone reflects on the tour's success. The crew rafts on their day off. 

Season 2[edit]

Season 2 Began on MTV2 April 9, 2013.[8]

Season
#
TitleOriginal air date
1"We Finally Made It"April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
Four riders end up in the hospital as Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew head to sweden to kick off their European tour. 
2"Chilling Out"April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
After such a hectic start to the tour, the cast take a few days off to indulge in all things arctic. From a bar and hotel made out of ice, to racing reindeer and dog sleds, to the first annual Nitro Circus Ice Sculpting Competition the crew take some time to "Chill Out" in Sweden. 
3"Berlin & Dusseldorf"April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew face their toughest challenge yet, 3 shows in 3 nights in front of sold out crowds in Germany. 
4"Red Bull Wings and Things"April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew are broken but not beat as they head to Austria, home of Red Bull and one of the most action sports crazy countries in the world. 
5"Just a Couple of Tourists"May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
Midway through their European tour, Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew go sightseeing in Prague, hit the go kart track, and pull off their best show in history for a sold-out crowd in Belgium. 
6"The big one"May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew head to Holland to perform in front of a massive crowd of 27,000, their largest show ever. But first, they hold an eating competition that leaves one of them bleeding. 
7"London Calling"May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
Travis Pastrana and the Nitro crew head to London for a tension-filled show with the future of the tour at stake. But the injury bug strikes once again, leaving producers to scramble mid-show to rewrite the second half. 
8"The End of the Road"May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
As Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Crew wrap up their first ever European tour with 2 shows in England, the tour's most inspirational performer suffers a serious injury, leaving unsung heroes to step up in his absence. 

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